J.Crew's Garments for Good Save the Bees collection aims to help the earth's precious pollinators

by 04/27/15   filed under: green family, green kids, humanitarian design, kids clothing

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Plenty of kids fear bees and their sting, but these little misunderstood and endangered workers are responsible for pollinating and helping  1/3 of flowering and agricultural plants to grow, so taking care of them should be at the top of our To-Do lists. J. Crew has partnered with the Xerces Society, a non-profit devoted to insect conservation, to support our honey buddies by creating T-shirts, socks, notecards, and a candle as part of their Garments for Goods selection. 50% of the retail cost of these items will make its way back to the Xerces society for its education, outreach, and advocacy work. The tees feature a bunch of bees that were drawn by artist Donald Robertson buzzing about on a neutral background or playing “bee ball” against a charcoal backdrop, and the socks display a repeating bee pattern set against a sky-like blue background. We love it when companies team up with non-profits for a sweet, good-for-everyone collaboration.

+ J.Crew Garments for Good Save the Bees collection $19.50-55.00

 

Innovative new crib mattress from Newton is washable and 100% recyclable!

by 04/27/15   filed under: green baby, green bedding, health & body

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10 super fun DIY outdoor games!

by 04/27/15   filed under: green kids, health & body, parenting

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Green Toys' Safe Seas toy and book sets support ocean conservation

by 04/26/15   filed under: eco play, eco toddler, education, green education, green kids, green toys

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In conjunction with Sustainable Surf, Green Toys Inc. and All the Way to the Ocean have teamed up to one, celebrate Earth Day 2015 and two, to help support one of the planet’s most vital resources – our oceans – with the Green Toys Safe Seas sets. This custom Green Toy set features a Green Toys Seaplane or Submarine (in cool, limited edition colors!) and a copy of Joel Harper’s children’s book All the Way to the Ocean. The toys are made with recycled milk containers, and they present a playful way for kids to engage in “ocean” play — while the book teaches children about how our daily lives and choices impact the oceans. In total, the set will inspire kids to do their part to ensure cleaner oceans. Proceeds from sales of the Safe Seas sets benefit Sustainable Surf, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization dedicated to protecting the ocean. Like all Green Toys products, these sets are made in the USA with 100% recycled plastic, plus contain zero BPA, phthalates, PVC, or external coatings.

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+ Green Toys Submarine Safe Seas Set $13.99

+ Green Toys Seaplane Safe Seas Set $17.49

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Hip onesies put science on display for brainy babies!

by 04/25/15   filed under: eco toddler, green baby, green baby gifts, green gifts, kids clothing

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Cognitive Surplus bills itself as an Etsy store providing “smart gifts for smart people,” and that includes babies as well. Their organic cotton baby onesies display scientific processes including photosynthesis, the water cycle, and the phases of cell division. The hand-drawn designs are also hand-screened in New Jersey using eco-friendly dyes. Even if little ones aren’t quite ready to be schooled, fellow parents and friends will certainly appreciate the science class refreshers.

+ Cognitive Surplus organic cotton bodysuits $20.00-26.00

 

HOW TO: Make a natural sleep aid lotion with magnesium & lavender oil for newborns, kids & adults

by 04/24/15   filed under: eco toddler, green baby, green family, green kids, green maternity, green pregnancy, health & body, how-to

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Photographer unites nursing mothers with Mother Nature in "Breastfeeding Goddesses"

by 04/24/15   filed under: art, baby feeding

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"Falling Fruit" online map directs you to fruit trees you can forage in your neighborhood!

by 04/24/15   filed under: education, food, gardening, green kids

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Are you ready to partake of an urban harvest you weren’t aware was right at your fingertips? Well, this amazing, interactive, world map from Falling Fruit may be your new favorite resource. The map charts known fruit trees on publicly accessible land, and as an added bonus, you and your family can add your own finds to the map and share your knowledge of where to forage local food with the world.

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HOW TO: Make vegan, gluten-free seed and nut bread

HOW TO: Make vegan, gluten-free seed and nut bread

1. Gather the ingredients. 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup sesame seeds 1/2 cup pepita/pumpkin seeds 1/4 cup almonds, sliced 1/4 cup cashews, chopped 1/4 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup…

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5 green summer camps & how to find an eco-minded summer camp near you

5 green summer camps & how to find an eco-minded summer camp near you

Image courtesy of Community Cycling Center ©Ben Latterell Portland, Oregon – Community Cycling Center Bike Camp Portland won best bicycling community in America, in 2012, and…

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HOW TO: Make sushi shaped like adorable panda bears!

HOW TO: Make sushi shaped like adorable panda bears!

1. Gather the ingredients 2 cups of sushi rice nori algae pickled ginger 3 cups of water 1/2 cup of rice vinegar 1/4 cup of white sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2. Wash the rice Wash the…

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Taracea is an interactive urban sculpture designed to be reconfigured by kids

Taracea is an interactive urban sculpture designed to be reconfigured by kids

Taracea was conceived as an urban sculpture to be touched by kids: as a crossover between art and the playground. The Spanish word taracea translates into English as inlay or…

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HOW TO: Make a DIY organic rainbow cake without toxic chemical food colors

HOW TO: Make a DIY organic rainbow cake without toxic chemical food colors

Rainbow Cake & Vanilla Frosting Ingredients Ingredients for cake 5 large organic egg whites at room temperature 3/4 cup whole organic milk at room temperature 2 and 1/4 teaspoons…

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Whimsical Mio Múcaro creatures are handmade dolls sure to delight any child

Whimsical Mio Múcaro creatures are handmade dolls sure to delight any child

Nazario has enjoyed sewing for more than 20 years and studied fashion design in college, but the Mio Múcaro range came about when her son was a baby and she wanted to make something…

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8 easy Earth Day activities for kids of all ages

8 easy Earth Day activities for kids of all ages

1. Have a party! Earth Day is definitely cause for a celebration. Besides, who doesn’t love a party? Serve eco-themed cupcakes, put out some green toys or environmentally-themed…

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Wonderworld adds a glowing twist to their marble run toy

Wonderworld adds a glowing twist to their marble run toy

The only thing your kid is going to like better than a basic marble run is a glow in the dark marble run, which makes this toy a sure winner on birthdays or holidays. The awesome glow…

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Combat Earth Day greenwashing & commercialism: 6 products that will really reduce your carbon footprint

Combat Earth Day greenwashing & commercialism: 6 products that will really reduce your carbon footprint

Reusable Water Bottles Not only can bottled water for the whole family cost more than gasoline, but all those plastic bottles are trashing the earth. Even though plastic water bottles…

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Oeuf's Fawn system converts from a bassinet on wheels to a full-sized crib

Oeuf's Fawn system converts from a bassinet on wheels to a full-sized crib

Shopping for sleeping arrangements that accommodate both a newborn and a toddler can be challenging, but Oeuf’s new Fawn crib and bassinet system offers an eco-friendly and…

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